New census data shows a remote coastal area in northern Western Australia has the country's highest incomes, with average annual earnings of more than £68,000.
And the town with the greatest number of high-earners is the small mining port of Dampier, where almost a quarter of households bring in more than £140,000 a year. The 13 richest towns in Australia are all in Western Australia, the centre of the mining boom.
Sydney's highest-earning suburbs on the city's lower north shore have average annual incomes of about £45,000. Melbourne's are lower still, at around £40,000.
The list, compiled from the recently released 2011 census figures, shows the dramatic impact of China's thirst for Australian resources. . .View Full Article